Dendrobium (nobile type)

About: Dendrobium orchids, a widely diverse genus, are naturally tall growers. They have long, stretched pseudobulbs and many varieties grow impressively large flower spikes. Nobile type Dendrobiums are easy to care for and a great beginner orchid. Deciduous, drops leaves in winter.

Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark, repot every 2-4 years

Light: Medium-bright indirect light

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is dry, water rarely in cold months when pseudobulbs start to shrivel slightly and media has dried completely

Temp: Intermediate (55F min, 75F max)

Humidity: 50-70%, tolerant of lower humidity

Fertilizing: 1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering. Decrease to every other month in winter

**Some species require unique conditions, consult species reference for more exact info (aos.org recommended).

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Dendrobium (Lautoria type)

About: Dendrobium orchids, a widely diverse genus, are naturally tall growers. They have long, stretched modified pseudobulbs and many varieties grow impressively large flower spikes. Latouria-type Dendrobiums often have twisted petals and purple or green accents. Great for windowsills.

Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark, repot every 2-4 years

Light: Bright indirect light

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is dry, decrease in cold months

Temp: Intermediate (55F min, 75F max)

Humidity: 60-80%, tolerant of medium humidity with increased watering/aerial root misting

Fertilizing: 1/4 strength urea-free balanced fertilizer, every other watering. Decrease to monthly in winter

**Some species require unique conditions, consult species reference for more exact info (aos.org recommended).

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